Correction & Strengthening Exercises Stage 1
Welcome to the correction and strengthening exercises which are an integral part of the stage 1 care programme. Clients who follow the exercises as shown and do them on a regular basis, (my suggestion for maximum improvement is every other day) should really see the benefit. You will also get a real bonus to your health by improving your nutrition in addition to doing your exercises and undergoing your tailored spinal care programme.
Starting with the most simple
Each set of exercises starts with the most simple one and moves to the more advanced one. The rule of thumb is this. If you can do a repetition 100 times continuously without any problems its time to progress to the next level. This is also true for things like the plank and wobble board, where if you can do it for 2 minutes without any problems then you are at the point where you can either move forward, if it is a progressive exercise, or pat yourself on the back that you have done so well. Still keep doing the exercise though for you don't want to slip back!
As many people will have had a problem for years before they start to undergo care within the Centre, we are aware that many of these exercises are not only going to be hard to perform, for some they may be impossible! Don't worry, if you are only able to do a level one exercise, that is fine! Think of it this way, if you are doing something today that you weren't doing yesterday, you can only be healthier for it! Please keep up with it. The more you can do the happier (in theory) and the healthier (without a shadow of a doubt) you will be.
If at any time as a Centre member, currently undergoing care, you are unsure of what you are doing, just phone the clinic, book some extra time at your next appointment and we can go through your worries or concerns. We are there to help.
As previously explained above, it is imperative that if all Centre members are to gain maximum benefit from care, simple changes to the diet can really makes a big difference.
You should already have made those changes.
In the highlighted tabs, you will see how these changes are relevant to the overall improvements we all want. Do remember though, that even if these changes are too much for you right now, you will still make the improvements you want, the only difference being that long term you may be more aware of the occasional aches and pains in conditions such as cold weather or after undertaking a heavy repetitive action. You will also be more prone to coughs and colds as explained in the individual sections.
Click on the links below to view one of our Correction or Strengthening exercise videos